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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Funny, romantic, insightful teen tale has a little swearing.

Movie PG-13 2018 110 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 8+


I am a mother of a 13 year old daughter who goes to public school. She absolutely adores this movie. The language is not that bad considering the fact she hears these words every day at school. Parents, let’s stop trying to protect our kids from the inevitable.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (20 ):

Part fairy tale, part coming-of-age story, and always about self-acceptance, this movie will make you laugh and warm your heart. Rising above some predictability, stereotyping, and dispensable profanity, Dumplin' delivers bright performances (especially from the very talented Macdonald), sparkling musical numbers, a solid story, and a resolution that, while not surprising, is more than satisfying. Teens who are enjoying the profusion of romcoms now streaming, many of them on Netflix, will find Dumplin' a cut above the rest. It's recommended, particularly as a shared experience.

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